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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

Make The Kidney Connection News
2012

Kidney Health in the Community: How One Sorority is Making a Difference
December 2012
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Elcedo L. Bradley, RN, First Vice President, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. knows the importance of health education in the community. Nursing sorority Chi Eta Phi has community service initiatives across the country that focus on educating communities about critical health issues—high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and now through a partnership with the National Kidney Disease Education Program, kidney disease...

Learn about the Connection Between Diabetes and Kidney Disease During National Diabetes Month
November 2012
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Did you know that 44 percent of people starting dialysis have kidney failure caused by diabetes? November is National Diabetes Month and a good time to make the connection between preventing and managing diabetes to keep your kidneys healthier, longer...

How Often Do You Read Food Labels?
October 2012
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Food labels tell you how many calories and how much fat, protein, sodium (salt), and other nutrients are in one serving of food. For those at risk for kidney disease—with diabetes or high blood pressure, it's important to use the food label to eat healthier to better manage your conditions...

Back to School: Kids, high blood pressure, and Kidney Health
September 2012
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With the new school year in full swing, every one is on the go. Remember, however, it's important to make sure that children make healthy eating choices and continue to be physically active–even while managing school activities...

Kidney Disease Hits Home: A Family Reunion Spotlight
August 2012
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In July, James and Wanda Phillips hosted the Davis-Gates-Phillips Family Reunion in Virginia Beach, Va. During the weekend, they took an opportunity to educate their loved ones about kidney disease...

Food Safety Tips for Your Summer Cookouts
July 2012
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Cookouts! Family reunions! Barbecues! Warm weather brings many opportunities to cook and eat outdoors. Everyone should beware of foods that are likely to contain harmful bacteria or viruses. If you have diabetes or have received a kidney transplant, some foods may be even more risky for you...

Make Sure Your Family Reunion is Kidney Healthy This Summer
June 2012
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If you are looking for new ideas to freshen up your family reunion this summer, look no further. The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has many tools and resources to help you add a new activity or program where your family can have fun and learn together...

Make the Kidney Connection with NKDEP's new online home
May 2012
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The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has launched its redesigned website. You will find everything you need to learn how to keep your kidneys healthy—and how to help family and members of your community learn to do the same...

NKDEP Recognizes National Kidney Month with Inaugural Kidney Sundays Event
April 2012
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Last month, in recognition of National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), the American Diabetes Association, National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses (NCPS), and Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority partnered to kick off the first nationwide Kidney Sundays event...

NKDEP, Health and Faith Partners Collaborate for Inaugural National Kidney Sundays Event
March 2012
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The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), the American Diabetes Association, National Coalition of Pastors’ Spouses (NCPS), and Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority are partnering to kick off the first-ever nationwide Kidney Sundays event...

Join the Action: March is National Kidney Month
February 2012
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March is right around the corner, and the National Kidney Disease Education Program is providing kidney health education resources...

Focusing on faith: Making health a priority
January 2012
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The National Kidney Disease Education Program is partnering with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses (NCPS) and Chi Eta Phi national nursing sorority to recognize National Kidney Month in March 2012...

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